Though at first she seems unassuming, Rose Princess Jamie Ann Kwong is a powerhouse. She is the varsity cheer captain at La Salle High School, and that enthusiasm shows. Is she excited that she will represent her school on the Royal Court?
“Very excited! My teammates are over there,” the 17-year-old beamed.
Her favorite thing to do in Pasadena? “I’m a foodie. Going out to dinner with all my friends.” She said she hadn’t tried Pasadena’s newest eatery, Urth Caffé, yet, but “I’m excited for the waffles.” And her favorite topping, she said, is strawberries and whipped cream.
Read “Rose Parade Royal Court for 2014 announced with pomp and drama” for a slideshow of the announcement and links to each Princes Profile.
Jamie is president of La Salle’s National Honors Society, a member of the Senior Senate, and vice president of the Support Our Troops Club. She volunteers at Kidspace children’s museum and Huntington Hospital, is active in National Charity League of San Marino and tutors students. She aspires to be an international lawyer and perhaps enter politics.
Jamie and her parents Ray and Liz Kwong and older brother, Jonathan live in Pasadena.
Is being a Rose Princess a dream come true? “Yes, it really is. I’ve grown up in Pasadena, so I’ve been wanting to be a Rose Princess my whole life.”
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